Three-Maudies – good

Kuwait Towers

Kuwait Towers

The Towers are on a small peninsula in downtown Kuwait City, there are three towers. One has the restaurant in the large “ball” on around the 82nd floor and an observation deck in a smaller “ball” higher up. The other tower with a “ball” is a one-million gallon water tower, while the third tower is just a spire with control devices that manage the other towers. The observation deck has a revolving portion that is nice and the views from both deck and restaurant are wonderful, if the windows were a bit dirty. I had just rained the night before and there are devices in place outside for manual window washing (not me, thanks).

The restaurant was elegant and wait staff extremely attentive. Your empty plate was whisked away as soon as you stood up to get another plate and the water glass was never empty. There were three of us and we got a table by the window overlooking the downtown area and part of the Arabian Gulf. We could see the water tower “ball” just below us on the adjacent tower. It was hazy, so visibility wasn’t as good as it often is. No problem, still an incredible view.

The author at Horizon Restaurant, water tower may be seen from the window

The author at Horizon Restaurant, water tower may be seen from the window

The best part of the buffet was the salad bar. There was a huge selection of items, from the ever present arugula to micro greens to various types of lettuce, thin slices of hard and soft cheeses, croûtons, and some interesting dressings. The dressings were not what we typically find in the US. I selected a spiced olive oil based dressing for my arugula and micro green salad with thinly sliced Parmesan type cheese, slivers of cucumber, and croûtons. Very tasty. You just can’t go wrong with olive oil. There were also lots of other goodies on the salad bar. I tried some cold eggplant salad, hummus, and an eggplant puree with wedges of flat bread. The bread wasn’t as good as other flat breads I’ve had here, but they also had other bread choices.

View from the observation deck

View from the observation deck

The main courses were disappointing. I had small portions of quite a few. Carved roast beef, baked hamour fish (local type of grouper), a stir fry with chicken, minced lamb kebab, and beef, and a stuffed chicken roll. The roast beef had brown gravy and it needed that, plus salt and pepper. It was bland and dry. The hamour was also a bit dry, but tasty. The stir fry chicken and beef were good, but the minced lamb was beyond dry. I wasn’t crazy about the chicken roll, the chicken was dry and I didn’t care for whatever it was rolled around. The dryness of the food is typical of any buffet where the food sits in warming trays. I should have tried the lasagna.

Dessert was also disappointing. Not bad, but not great. The flan with syrup was the best thing I had. There was a layered pistachio cake with chocolate that could have been a lot better. The fruits I had were good, kiwi and pineapple.

Kuwaitis are obviously not fond of the Iraqis

Kuwaitis are obviously not fond of the Iraqis

Bottom line is, come here for the observation deck and eat somewhere else. You will save money and get a better meal.


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